DOING OUR BEST TO BRING MORE JOY AND LAUGHTER INTO YOUR LIFE AND HOME

A Novices Guide To Wake Up Laughing

Mountain Dandelion

Kaaren Anderson

The 20 Second Reveal

Years ago, I had a painter friend named Wendy. Her drawings though similar in feel, always allowed the viewer to see something with fresh, new eyes. The sunlight reflected on an expansive pond, the blues and purples of January snow we often consider white yet not, the rimmed hazy sky at twilight.


A pick up kind of love.

Kaaren Anderson

A pick up kind of love.
They’d arrive from Chicago. City people. Working class people. People used to the L train’s rumble, to large boisterous Irish Catholic families, the neighbor’s business because tenement houses blend as one, to intermittent trees and grass.

How I Learned To Wake Up Laughing

Kaaren Anderson

How I Learned To Wake Up Laughing

About ten years ago, my dad and I were chatting and he says to me. “I had one of those dreams last night.” “What dream?” I said. “You know,” he said, “the kind where you are laughing so hard in your dream, you wake up laughing.” “What are you talking about?!? I’ve never had that kind of dream! Seriously, you wake yourself up by laughing?” “Yeah,” he said with a shrug, “ You don’t? I thought everyone did.” “No dad,” I said bemused, “I guarantee you it’s not an everyday thing.”   Then we talked some more about what he was...